The SVAMC-YP group is an international network of young professionals interested in the resolution of technology-related disputes through arbitration and mediation. The group aims to provide its members with opportunities to exchange views and learn from peers and senior professionals involved in technology-related industry sectors through conferences, workshops, debates, publications, and other networking events.
Membership in SVAMC-YP is open to persons under the age of 45 who are involved or have an interest in technology-related business disputes, including private practitioners, in-house counsel, arbitrators and mediators, academics and students, and others involved in the high-tech business community. There is no fee for membership but prospective members will need to submit an application describing their background and interest.
The SVAMC-YP group is led by an eight-member Steering Committee primarily comprised of private practitioners and in-house counsel, but may also include others in related fields, such as academics, arbitrators and mediators, and others involved in the high-tech business community. The Co-Chairs of the Steering Committee are Amy Endicott of Arnold Porter Kaye Scholer LLP, Claire Morel de Westgaver of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP, and David Earnest of Shearman & Sterling LLP. Each Steering Committee member serves a three-year term.
SVAMC-YP frequently organizes and sponsors initiatives and events that are intended to create a greater understanding of and dialogue about the effective and efficient resolution of technology-related business disputes through arbitration and mediation. These events take place across the globe and are frequently organized in conjunction with other young professional organizations. Members and non-members are encouraged to propose and plan initiatives and events.